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5 Things to know about the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)
#1 The history of the National Cyber Security Centre The UK’s first cybersecurity strategy was launched in 2009 and outlined that whatever the shape of the cybersecurity mission, it made no sense to silo it away from other aspects of national security. To be effective, it had to be able to take
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Second US F-35 squadron in Japan reaches full operational capability
More Lockheed Martin F-35s are ready to fly in Japan. The United States Marine Corps (USMC) says its second squadron of the fifth-generation stealth fighters based in Iwakuni, Japan is now at full operational capability (FOC). The USMC flies the short take-off and vertical landing (STOVL) “B” variant of the
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MARINE CORPS AVIATION CELEBRATES 110 YEARS OF SERVICE
ARLINGTON, Va. — May 22, 2022 marks 110 years of Marine Corps aviation. On May 22, 1912, 1st Lt. Alfred A. Cunningham reported to Naval Aviation Camp in Annapolis, Maryland, “for duty in connection with aviation,” sparking the birth of Marine Corps aviation. Marine Corps aviation has participated in every
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Fort Shater Soldiers participate in Marara 22
Hauhine, French Polynesia — Soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters and Charlie Company, 100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment, Fort Shafter, Hawaii participated in Marara 22 from May 7 – 20, 2022. As part of the U.S. Army Pacific and U.S. Army Indo-Pacific Command’s commitment to its partners and Allies, Marara
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Ukraine: Putin loses 42nd colonel since invasion began
Russian troops recorded the loss of the 42nd colonel in combat, yet another setback for President Vladimir Putin as he is about to complete the third month after the invasion of Ukraine. Denis Kozlov, 40, died on May 11 while guiding a ferry to push Russian troops further, according to
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Russia secretly mobilizes military as Kremlin fears recruitment backlash
Russian authorities are involved in a covert mobilization campaign, following speculation that President Vladimir Putin would use Victory Day celebrations on May 9 to announce a mass mobilization. The Russian president did not, as predicted, use the patriotic fervor of World War II triumph celebrations to declare war, which would
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On Russian TV, commentator admits war “will get worse” for Russia
Despite heavy oppression in the Russian media regarding content and opinions about the war in Ukraine (which the Kremlin continues to describe as a “special military operation”), a Russian commentator has gone against the grain – on Russian state television – and admitted that the situation in Ukraine is becoming
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Germany and Denmark call for rapid NATO enlargement
Germany and Denmark reiterated today the need for “fast access” for Finland and Sweden to NATO, due to the security situation related to the war in Ukraine, which they considered “dramatic”. The head of German diplomacy, Annalena Baerbock, expressed in a joint press conference with her Danish counterpart, Jeppe Kofod,
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Sweden sends diplomats to Turkey
Sweden will send diplomats to Turkey to discuss its plans to join NATO, Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist said. Turkey was against Finland and Sweden joining the Atlantic alliance, with Erdogan defending that “Scandinavian countries are residential for terrorist organizations”. “We will send a group of diplomats to meet and have
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Sweden officially announces NATO candidacy
The Swedish Prime Minister, Magdalena Andersson, and the opposition leader, Ulf Kristersson, officially announced, this Monday, the country’s application to join NATO, thus ending 200 years of Swedish neutrality. “The government has decided to inform NATO of Sweden’s desire to become a member of the alliance,” Andersson said at a
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